Wotton Auction Rooms

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FAQ from Wotton Auctions

Frequently asked Questions

FAQ's for buying and selling at Wotton Auction Rooms


Q. What sort of items can you buy at Wotton Auction Rooms?

A. We hold large monthly auctions which regularly include: Ceramics, Glassware, Jewellery, Clocks & Watches, Collectables, Textiles, Silver, Metal Ware, Paintings & Fine Art, Furniture, Outside Effects etc. You can see examples of upcoming items from our next sale here. View our previous sale's catalogue here. Or read more about our departments here.

Q. Can I view sale items online?

A. Yes you can. We provide illustrated catalogues for all of our monthly sales. Click here to view our upcoming items and our previous sale catalogues. Our catalogues can also be viewed at www.the-saleroom.com.

Q. How can I sell my items through Wotton Auction Rooms?

A. We welcome entries for our monthly auctions within the periods listed here. During which times we are on hand to provide free and professional advice on whatever you may be considering selling at auction. Home visits and valuations can be arranged by making an appointment through the office. We are always available via email or telephone for further advice and guidance regarding all aspects of selling at auction. Contact us here.

Q. What sort of items can I sell at Wotton Auction Rooms?

A. we are pleased to deal with a wide range of items to include Ceramics, Glassware, Jewellery, Clocks & Watches, Collectables, Textiles, Silver, Metal Ware, Paintings & Fine Art, Furniture, Outside Effects etc. Read more about what we sell here.

Our friendly and professional team are always on hand to advise on the valuation and sale of items from such areas. We are also experienced and well situated to deal with house clearance content sales.

We are pleased to work in conjunction with www.the-saleroom.com the world’s leading online live auction platform, enabling your lots to be viewed worldwide. So from Wotton-Under-Edge to Wellington, New Zealand and Washington DC, your items can be seen.

Q. What are your opening hours?

A. Our opening hours are;
Monday-Friday; 9AM - 5PM.
View days; (Monday before each sale) 10AM – 7PM
Sale days; 9AM- End of sale (5pm on second day of sale).
*PLEASE NOTE: Viewing on the morning of the sale from 9AM. Sale begins at 10AM on Tuesday and 10.30AM on Wednesday.

Q. How do I pay for something that I have won?

A. We are happy accept payment via all major *Credit/Debit cards (which are also accepted over the phone) together with cash and cheques. *PLEASE NOTE a small handling fee will be added to total bill when paying with a Credit card.

Q. How do I collect an item I have paid for?

A. Once you have paid for an item you will receive a collection receipt from the office. Present this to one of our sale room team who will be happy to assist you with your collection. Our opening times for collection and contact details are here.

*PLEASE NOTE Due to the high volume and turnaround of furniture and other items in our monthly sales, our policy is that purchased items must be paid for and removed from the premises by the Monday following each sale at the very latest.

We are unable to process the packing and transportation of lots purchased at auction but we can recommend a locally based firm Barberry for professional transportation solutions.

Q. What are your charges?

A. Vendor’s commission is charged at 15% of the gross total (10% on items selling for more than £1,000). A cataloguing fee of £3.50 also covers photography and advertising, 0.5% covers insurance, all subject to VAT.

Q. What are your Conditions of sale?

You can view or download our terms of sale here.